On this bicycle tour, we’ll learn about Kittie Knox, a biracial female bicycling pioneer who broke down barriers during the “bicycle boom” of the late 1800s.
Kittie was associated with the Riverside Cycle Club, an all-Black cycle club in Cambridge, and was a member of the League of American Wheelmen. We’ll wind through several neighborhoods where Kittie lived and rode in Boston and Cambridge, ending at the world-famous Mt. Auburn Cemetery, where Kittie is buried. As we go, we’ll sample a variety of today’s cycling infrastructure, from on-street bike lanes to the Charles River Paths, including the Kittie Knox bike path in East Cambridge. During the ride, we’ll reflect on issues we’re facing today in terms of racial and gender representation in bicycling and advocacy.